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Frank A Selden

Frank Selden’s Legal Guides

16 total


  • Domestic Partnerships (General Overview)

    What is a Domestic Partnership? A domestic partnership is a legal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not married. A domestic partnership is almost equivalent to marriage.

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  • Reducing Federal Estate Taxes

    What Is or Is Not Subject to Estate Tax The Estate Tax includes, for example, what you own and also what is transferred as a result of your passing even if the assets are not subject to probate (Gros

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  • Revoking a Will - General Jurisdiction

    Why should I revoke my will? You should review and change your will on a regular basis in order to keep it current. Many people these days make wills, but not all of them realize that it needs to be

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  • Challenging a Will - General Jurisdiction

    In the Right COURT To file and win a will challenge you need to be a proper claimant in the right court within the time allowed by State statute. Will challenges usually need to be brought in probate

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  • Same-Sex Adoptions * General Overview

    First question... Is whether adoption is right for you. Here is where the choices begin when considering the best way to go about adding to your family. * Know the adoption options for a gay fami

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  • Elder law: Living trusts

    Defining a Living Trust A living trust is an arrangement you make for management and distribution of your property. Since like a will, a living trust is "revocable," meaning that you can modify or el

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  • Guardianship: Overview of laws

    What Guardianship IS Guardianship is a legal arrangement where someone can handle the affairs of another. The "guardian" is entrusted with the care and custody of the "ward," and this usually include

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  • Washington Estate Planning - Will Requirements

    Oral Wills Washington recognizes oral, or nuncupative, wills to a limited extent. Members of the armed services may make oral wills to dispose of personalty. Anyone else may use an oral will to dispo

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  • Washington Estate PLanning - Using Intestacy Rules as your Will

    Intestacy - The State already has a will for you on the books One of the common questions asked estate attorneys is "Do I need a will?" My typical response is "You already have one. The question is d

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  • Washington Estate Planning - Passing Property Through Will Substitutes

    Will Substitutes in General Will substitutes benefit both testators and beneficiaries by simplifying the disposition of a testator’s estates and avoiding the formalities of will execution required by

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